At Fielding we encourage children to understand that signing up to learn a musical instrument is a hugely rewarding experience but also one that requires long term commitment, perseverance and investment in time. We also make it clear that practise is required for more than just one term. Please see ‘What we offer page’ for information on the range of instruments and prices we offer before signing up for lessons.
In order to sign up for instrumental lessons at Fielding, you need to complete a Waiting List request form which you can download from this webpage and return it to the school office or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the terms and conditions on our website before submitting your form. Once you have completed this form and returned it to the office, you will be automatically added to the waiting list. We timetable instrumental tuition on a termly basis. Therefore, prior to each new term we refer to the waiting list and allocate any spare spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you are on the waiting list, you will be notified as soon as a space becomes available for your child. Where possible, we aim to give you half a term’s notice prior to starting lessons to enable you to obtain an instrument. Please inform us if you wish to be taken off the waiting list. In the event that there are a significant number of children on a waiting list, Fielding will liaise carefully with EMS to identify extra tutorial hours for the instrument in question, or we may be able to offer you tuition on an alternative instrument.
Before starting lessons, you will need to ensure your child has an instrument and a suitable notebook which can be used as a practise diary. Please familiarise yourself with the information on our Instrumental tuition webpages on this website, especially the Terms and Conditions. Regularly check the ‘Notices’ section of the Music webpage for updates regarding instrumental tuition. At the start of each term you will need to check the ‘Timetables’ section of the Music webpage to inform your child of their teacher, lesson time and day. Teachers may often collect your child on the first week of every term but after that they will be expected to attend their lesson at the correct time independently.
Any questions regarding instrumental tuition please refer to our ‘Notices’, ‘FAQs’ or Terms and Conditions pages and if your question is not answered please email admin with your query. If you are concerned with any aspects of your child’s instrumental tuition, please communicate with the tutor via the practise diary or contact the Specialist Music Teacher via the admin email: email@example.com. The Specialist Music teacher will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible but please note emails regarding instrumental tuition are processed on Mondays.
If your child currently has instrumental lessons at Fielding he/she will automatically be timetabled for the following term unless we receive a cancellation form before the cancellation deadline (published on the bottom of every timetable). If we do not receive a cancellation form with half a term’s notice prior to the new term, you will be charged for the next term’s lessons. Please see the cancellation page for more information.